mappy hour.

I just discovered a new networking platform for people who explore the outdoors.  Check out Mappy Hour, and if any of you students or instructors go to a meeting, please contact me to let me know how it goes:




I spent a season long ago as a botanist on the Carrizo Plain, one of the coolest landscapes I have ever encountered, so I was a bit dismayed this week that it’s National Monument status might be up for revision by the new presidential administration.  Then I read that Patagonia (yes, the retailer) was standing up to the attack on monuments (read about it here).  It brought to mind one of the most significant and impacting films I have seen about adventure and the environment, 180° South.